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Same-Sex Parents: A Statistical Snapshot

Information about Same-Sex Parents from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey and the Estimated Number of Students with Same-Sex Parents. 

Upcoming Events:

We hope to see you at these events.

June 2, 2015 - Loudoun County Adoption Seminar 

Rainbow Families DC and the Loudoun County Public Library are proud to present:

The LGBTQ Adoption Process in Virginia

June 2, 2015 from 7:00-9:00pm

Cascades Library, Loudoun County Public Library

21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls, VA 20165

Our panelists will address a comprehensive range of topics, including how to get started, common questions, public and foster adoptions, legal issues, and available resources. Plus we will host a question-and-answer session afterwards.

Panelists include: 

  • Ellen Kahn - Rainbow Families DC Board Member & Panel Moderator 
  • Jessica Ostrander - Adoptions Together 
  • Christi Carmouze - Loudoun County Social Services
  • Emily Neuhausen and Cody Perkins, Attorneys from Zavos Junker Law Firm 
  • David Hish and Adam Keplinger – Adoptive parents

Please direct any questions to info@rainbowfamiliesdc.org

June 13, 2015 - Gay Pride Parade - Marching with HRC

Save the Date!

We hope you will join Rainbow Families DC's walking contingent with the Human Rights Campaign in the Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, June 13th!   Thanks to 

HRC's local steering committee, RFDC has been invited to walk with HRC and they are sponsoring our participation in the parade!   

More details to come closer to the event. 


In The NEWS...


Same-Sex Parents: A Statistical Snapshot

The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey was the first to collect detailed demographic data on both married and unmarried same-sex couples nationally, including information on same-sex couples raising children. The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law analyzed that data, along with information from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey. The institute estimates that, as of 2013:

Related: Estimates Emerge on Number of Students With Same-Sex Parents

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Nearly 210,000 children under the age of 18—almost 145,000 of them

school-age—lived in some 122,000 households with same-sex parents.


Recent Events...

RFDC Annual Family Dance, Saturday, Feb 7th, 6-9 pm

Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th Street, NW, Washington DC  20012

On Saturday, February 7th from 6-9 pm, we will have our Annual RFDC Family Dance at the Washington Ethical Society in Washington, DC. This is a great event so come out and rock the night away with RFDC friends.  We hire a family-friendly DJ for the dance, plus have games and activities.  Pizza dinner and desserts are included.  The dance is geared toward ages 4 and older.  Plan to join us for this fun event!  Registration will open later this year. 

Admission to the Dance is $12 per adult and $5 per child (ages 4 and up). Children 3 and younger are free.

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